New Jersey

The state of New Jersey could soon become the tenth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect. New Jersey cannabis reform advocates began 2018 with high hopes. Newly elected Governor Murphy pledged to legalize the recreational use of marijuana within his first 100 days. Several pieces of legislation…

TRENTON, N.J. (July 5, 2018) – Last week, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture laws.  Sen.…

TRENTON, N.J. (Jun. 18, 2018) – Two bills filed in the New Jersey Senate would legalize marijuana, setting the foundation to nullify federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced Senate Bill 2702 (S2702) and Senate Bill 2703 (S2703) on Jun. 7. Both bills would permit adults 21 or older…

TRENTON, N.J. (June 13, 2018) – On Monday, a second New Jersey Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset…

TRENTON, N.J. (June 4, 2018) – Last week, a New Jersey Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture…

TRENTON, N.J. (May 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Jersey assembly would expand access to medical marijuana by instituting reciprocity with other medical marijuana states. The bill would further expand the medicinal cannabis market in the New Jersey and further nullify federal prohibition in practice. Rep. Annette Quijano (D) introduced Assembly Bill…

TRENTON, N.J. (May 1, 2018) – The Tenth Amendment Center has joined a coalition of seven organizations supporting passage of New Jersey bills that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms.  Senate Bill 1963 (S1963) and its companion,…

TRENTON, N.J. (April 2, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Jersey House would phase out vaccines containing mercury and push back against federal narratives on vaccinations. Representative Valerie Huttle (D-37) introduced Assembly Bill 3569 (A3569) on March 12. The legislation would phase out the use of vaccines that contain mercury over a three-year period. Under…